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EDUCATION   145

provide for the transportation of pupils to and from school.

The fldolescent School Plendonce fret, 1919, replaced the old Truancy Act. The new measure substituted properly qualified "school attendance officers" for the truant officers in the realization that the officers charged with enforcing compulsory school attendance should be persons who could not only deal with the fact of non-attendance but be able to report upon the cause of non-attendance and recommend action thereon. The Act of 1919 has not yet been brought into effect as far as it relates to compulsory part time instruction between the ages of sixteen and eighteen, but the sections dealing with school attendance between fourteen and sixteen years have been proclaimed and have been pretty generally endorsed. There are some necessary exceptions, such as cases of physical incapacity, persons who have passed the matriculation examination, and children between fourteen and sixteen who have been given home permits for domestic reasons and under an amendment made at the last Session of the Legislature, in rural sections com-


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